American depositary receipts of Asian stocks were trading 1.26% higher at 1,446.03 on the BNY Mellon Asia 50 ADR Index on Thursday.
In North Asia, the gainers were led by B2B platform JMU Limited (JMU) and Autohome (ATHM), which climbed 8.7% and 4.1% respectively. They were followed by semiconductor company ASE Industrial Holding (ASX) and Fang Holdings (SFUN), which rose 2.8% and 2%.
The decliners in North Asia were led by solar equipment provider ReneSola (SOL), falling 9.1%, followed by online game developers Gravity (GRVY) and The9 (NCTY), which shed 7.2% and 5.3% respectively, while online retailer LightInTheBox (LITB) was down 4.6%.
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In South Asia, the gainers were led by automaker Tata Motors (TTM) and telecommunications operator Telekomunikasi Indonesia (TLK), which rose 3.1% and 1.8% respectively. They were followed by business process management services provider WNS Holdings (WNS) and HDFC Bank (HDB), which were up 0.7% and 0.3%.
In South Asia, biotech firm ASLAN (ASLN) led the decliners, falling 7.5%. Infosys (INFY) lost 1.2%, while digital entertainment company Sea Limited (SE) dropped 0.7%.